2022 SWANA FL Winter Conference

2022 SWANA FL Winter Conference

02/20/2022 - 02/22/2022

Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
105 N Bayshore Dr.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695








It’s time! Time to Reconnect with each other. Time to Renew our relationships. Time to Recharge ourselves and our industry. Let’s get together at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa located on beautiful Tampa Bay for the first Florida Chapter in-person event in two years. If you’re not familiar with Safety Harbor, it’s a hidden gem between Tampa and Clearwater with distinctive shops, award-winning restaurants and pubs in a quaint setting—all within walking distance of this historic resort and world-class spa. You won’t want to miss this one!

Our program committee is developing an interesting and educational agenda of sessions and speakers who will discuss the latest developments in the solid waste industry. This will be an excellent time to share with and learn from your peers. For industry suppliers and service providers, this is a great opportunity to showcase your company’s products and services. Join us February 20-22 to network with some of the best minds in the solid waste industry, earn continuing education hours, enjoy beautiful Tampa Bay, and Reconnect, Renew and Recharge. Register today!

Event Description: This multi-day conference will include general sessions on best practices in the solid waste management profession, tabletop exhibits, networking events and more.

Who Should Attend: Local, state and municipal government solid waste directors, managers, regulators, operators and coordinators; in addition to private sector consulting engineers and suppliers of materials and equipment used in the management of solid waste.

Call for Papers

Preliminary Schedule of Events (updated 1.12.22)

January 21, 2022
Received after
January 21, 2022

SWANA Members:

Full Conference – Sunday/Monday/Tuesday $300 $350
Single Day – Monday $200 $250
Single Day – Tuesday $150 $200
Tabletop Exhibitor (includes 6′ table & 1 full conference registration) $600 $650

Non Members:

Full Conference – Sunday/Monday/Tuesday $450 $500
Single Day – Monday $300 $350
Single Day – Tuesday $200 $250
Tabletop Exhibitor (includes 6′ table & 1 full conference registration) $750 $800


Single Day Speaker – Full Conference – Sunday/Monday/Tuesday $250 $300
Single Day Speaker – Monday $150 $200
Single Day Speaker – Tuesday $100 $150
Young Professionals (35 and under), Regulatory Agency and
Retired Members (full conference)
$200 $250
Student Complimentary (meals excluded)

Join SWANA and save!  One of the benefits of membership is discounted conference registration.  Members pay only $300 for full conference registration.  That’s $150 off the early-bird fee!  Click HERE for membership details and sign up today.

Full conference registration includes welcome reception on Sunday; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday; and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday. Single day registration includes meals scheduled on that day only.

A very limited number of 6′ tables are available to showcase your products and/or services. Each exhibit registration includes one conference registration. Tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with Florida’s solid waste directors, managers, engineers, consultants and other decision makers.

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Note: The registration deadline for exhibitors to be included in participant materials is January 28, 2022.

By actively supporting this event, your organization will benefit by strengthening its prominence as a leader in the solid waste industry, by enhancing your product awareness, by increasing your brand recognition and by increasing your sales and marketing outreach capabilities.

Click here for sponsorship details.

Note: The registration deadline for sponsors to be included in participant materials and on signage is January 28, 2022.

The 2022 Winter Conference will be held at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa (105 North Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor, FL 34695). A block of rooms is available for participants who wish to stay over. To make your reservation and receive the discounted rate of $169 per night, contact the hotel at 727-726-1161 extension 7100. There are technical issues with the online reservations systems, so the hotel is asking that everyone please call the hotel directly between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Be sure to mention SWANA FL or Group #39P44H to receive the discounted rate, which is available until Wednesday, January 26, 2022.  Reserve your room today!

Self parking is complimentary for overnight and day guests.

Attendees can earn CEUs toward their SWANA recertification and State of Florida continuing education requirements for operators by attending the conference. Professional Engineers will have the opportunity to earn continuing education course hours. Please be sure to stop by the registration desk for the necessary paperwork.

While we are excited to be hosting an in-person meeting, please know the health and safety of our participants is a high priority. We recommend that all attendees wear masks when indoors, especially when in close proximity to others. We will have masks at the registration desk if you need one. There will be sanitization stations placed throughout our meeting space and the distance between seats will be maximized whenever possible. All hotel employees are required to wear masks and housekeeping services will be limited during your stay. The hotel staff will not enter guestrooms unless requested. If you need anything (clean towels, bed linen refresh, etc.) please call the front desk. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, we ask that you sit this one out and join us at the Road-E-O in April or the Summer Conference in July.paperwork.


Refunds, less $25 processing fee, will be issued upon receipt of written request by January 28, 2022.  Due to meal guarantees, no refunds will be issued after January 28, 2022, and we will invoice for no-shows who do not cancel by January 28, 2022.  Please email requests for refunds and cancellations to